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Uvarovite Garnet Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Always a dark, rich green color, uvarovite is one of the rarest members of the garnet family. Usually only seen as druzy on matrix, these crystals are seldom faceted.

Ten Gemstones Rarer than Diamond

From the seemingly common to the utterly obscure, you wouldn’t guess these ten gemstones are rarer than a diamond! If you’re looking for something unique for your next jewelry purchase, check out these ten stunning gemstones rarer than diamond.

Product Review: No Name Refractometers

Beware of cheap “no name” refractometers (and their distributors). These tools may not be suitable for gem identification. Read our review to learn more.

What are Jeweler’s Bench Pins?

Jewelry makers use bench pins to steady their hands, tools, and pieces for intricate work. Learn which type of bench pin will best meet your needs.

Scorodite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

With lovely colors and intense pleochroism, faceted scorodite is a prize for collectors of the rare and unusual. However, it’s too soft for jewelry use.

Legrandite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Too soft for jewelry use, legrandite is a popular collector’s mineral because of its intense yellow color and aesthetic crystal groupings. Transparent, faceted gems are extremely rare.

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